Darrell Robertson was predicted to be drafted in the 3rd round by Nfldraftscout.com.
He had only had three sacks in 2006 but still made All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team honors which demonstrated that he has other skills, such as an ability to stop the run. His senior year was stellar, with 12 sacks and many stops. At 6’-4” he is a tweener, and maybe better suited to playing linebacker. Reports are that he can drop into coverage in zone blitzes.
During an interview he mentioned he is comfortable and open to a position change. Maybe he dropped because some thought he would have a hard time making that transition for one reason or another. Nfldraftscout.com says he has good speed and an excellent explosion off the snap. He also was an excellent run stopper during his time at Georgia Tech. He was 21st in Georgia Tech history for career tackles-for-loss with 25.0. Someone liked him enough to a highlight reel for him:
Listen to this interview:
I hope he proves he is the best edge rusher in this draft.
During an ESPN interview, he comes across as a nice humble person who is willing to put in the work to make it in the NFL. In the interview he also mentions he patterns his style after “Jason Taylor, Jevon Kearse, and a little bit of Dwight Freeney.”
Interesting note, in a georgiatech.scout.com interview it mentioned that the Chargers, Giants and Dolphins had him on their radar. Good thing for us the radar broke.
Chalk this one up to Jerry Jones being willing to invest on undrafted free agents,